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    Acceptable filesizes

    What do people think is an acceptable filesize for a lowband flash website? I have a pretty heavy site that i have managed to optimize down to around 100kb, the rest of the content will then be loaded dynamically on request.

    do you think this is to much d/l time for a 56k user?

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    An Inconvenient Serving Size hurricaneone's Avatar
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    I like 100kb, and I'd go as high as 200, but certainly no more.
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    One day older, one day wiser rafiki55's Avatar
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    Originally posted by hurricaneone
    I like 100kb, and I'd go as high as 200, but certainly no more.
    tell that to 2a and billy jk

    Yeh I was say 200 k is about max....even then it's kinda pushing it. I think it's best to stick with 100 or less, then dynamically load the rest.

    When I was on dialup, I wouldn't bother with sites that were around 200 unless I really had to see what was on the site.

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    the more interesting your preloader, the longer they'll stay


    my only suggestion is to load what is neccessary upfront, then either load somethings while the main page is open or when it is requested (load the profile page when they press profile). but 100-200kbs is ok.
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    all depends what kind of flash youre talking about. intro? site? game?
    id definitely put a preloader or at least a message for files over 100k, always nice to know how many k you have to go. of course you can break things up by loading different sections only if the user clicks on them. if im using a dial up i may wait for a 500-600k file but no more.

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    thanks for the feedback. I have broadband ideas for a 56k market, it is a killer. I think i will keep it under 150kb and hope that people are as patient as you lot. Cheers.

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    An Inconvenient Serving Size hurricaneone's Avatar
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    If you have a larger file, 200kb or thereabouts, you could always preload the first 100kb and then play, leaving the remainder to download as the movie plays.

    Just a thought.
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    cheers, thats what i am doing.

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